How To: Pin an app window to all virtual desktops in Windows 10

Virtual desktops have been available on Windows for a while now, but even if this feature is not new, it’s worth highlighting Windows 10 has it as a stock feature. It may be a somewhat basic function compared to what third-party software has to offer, but at least you can use it with no need to install additional programs. And one of the useful things you can do with it is to pin an app window to all virtual desktops in Windows 10.

Before we get on to the instructions, you should be aware the ability to pin an app window to all virtual desktops in Windows 10 is available only in the preview build 14316 at the moment, so you won’t be able to use it unless you’re enrolled in the Windows Insider beta program.

Nevertheless, the feature is planned to become publicly available when the Windows Aniversary Update is released. Keep reading to find out how to pin an app to all virtual desktops in Windows 10 and be ready for when the update hits your device.

Pin an app window to all virtual desktops in Windows 10

Before you are able to pin an app window to multiple desktops, you need to have at least two virtual desktops. You can add new ones by pressing Windows + Tab which will display all open windows and the existing virtual desktops. Then click on the ‘New desktop‘ button.

Alternatively, you can just hit Win + Ctrl + D to add a new desktop automatically.

pin an app window to all virtual desktops in Windows 10

Now simply right-click on the window you want to pin to all desktops and in the context menu, select the ‘Show this window on all desktops‘ option.

pin an app window to all virtual desktops in Windows 10

You might have noticed there’s another option called ‘Show windows from this app on all desktops‘. This one will show all the currently open windows from that specific app on all desktops, not just the currently selected one. You can use whichever of the two is convenient on a case-by-case basis.

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